Saturday, July 10, 2010

Quote of the Day: "Any Deeper Meaning Is Illusionary"

Q. "Ultimately, your belief that rape is wrong is as arbitrary as the fact that we've evolved five fingers rather than six.".

Dawkins: "You could say that, yeah."

Atheist Michael Ruse concurs: "Morality is a biological adaptation no less than are hands and feet and teeth.... Considered as a rationally justifiable set of claims about an objective something, [ethics] is illusory. I appreciate that when somebody says, `Love thy neighbor as thyself,' they think they are referring above and beyond themselves.... Nevertheless,... such reference is truly without foundation. Morality is just an aid to survival and reproduction,... and any deeper meaning is illusory....

Moral values are real. They are rooted in something deeper than purposeless darwinian evolution.

You have purpose. You have value. Morals are real and you are not a mere biological creature -- you are a real moral agent.

Regain your humanity. Rebel against the atheist machine.™

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"... nothing intellectually compelling or challenging.. bald assertions coupled to superstition... woefully pathetic"